BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, FEBRUARY 12, 1931
FEDERAL AID MAY
i BE HELD UP HERE
T^porti and Affidavits Filed at
Washington as to Un
Disturbing news comes out of
Washington to the effect that much of
the Federal Highway aid to the state
may be withheld, for a time at least,
while further investigation is made
of the many charges that some state
highway bosses are playing petty pol
iticji with road funds, it is kn'..vnj
taftf many affidavits have been filed
av Washington from men wh > have
been denied work on highway.-; simply
because they belonged to u policies!
party other than that in charge of
the highway work here.
One high official in Washington has j
said that the government's intention j
was two-fold: To aid in highway con- j
struction, and to give employment to j
men needing work. It was not the
intention of the government for any
group to take these funds and play
Detty, peanut politics with them, it is
Some of these affidavits are said to
be most pathetic in nature, showing
that men have been refused work on
the roads, although their families
were on starvation, while other fel
lows have been given regular employ- j
many of them being single men and
not being in particular need of the 1
The state stands to lose, it is said,
quite a sum from the amount ot (
federal aid that would come to North (
Carolina, unless this narrow, un- ,
American, heartless, hateful practice ,
is stopped. One official said that j
North Carolina is the only state in .
the union from which such charges']
have been received; that in no other ,
state are there men who have stooped (
to this low method of playing dirty
politics with hungry men and hungry 1
Affidavits have beer, filed concern- t
ing conditions said to exist here, af- <
fecting even the individual work of (
the government, as to the activities of j
some men in connection with the job j
in the Pisgah National Forest. Some ;
of these affidavits are said to contain (
the information that certain men in j
Brevard have been designated to se- s
lect those who are given jobs on the j
government work, although those .
Brevard men are in nowise connected I
with the government control <}t *
Pisjrah National Forest. These affi
davits are said to further charge that i
rank discrimination has been made in
selection of men for the jobs in the
Forest. Investigation, it is said, has
been quietly going on for some time,
and interesting developments are ex-,
pected in the immediate future.
BOYS GIVES HEARING FOR !!
STEALING GARMENTS HERE ? ]
Two young boys were given a hear- j
ing Monday before Clerk of the Court
Otto Alexander, in Juvenile court, on
charge of stealing hats, shoes and j
gloves during the basketball game
"??re between Etowah and Brevard.
The boys are said to live in Hender
son county. Deputy Sheriff Wood was
assigned to the case when report of
the loss of the articles was made to
the sheriff's department, and located
the boys with their loot. Sentence is
to be passed upon the -young fellows
some time this week.
PREACHER POUNDING WAS
MOST SUCCESSFUL AFFAIR c
Rev. and Mrs. Paul Hartsell ex- '?
press deep gratitude for the splendid !
"pounding" given them by members 1
of the congregation last Monday eve- 1
ning. An unusually large amount of <
Kood things was brought to the pas- c
torium, presented as expression of 1
the love and esteem held for the pas- -
tor and his family. t
P. T. ASSOCIATION |
WILL MEET MONDAY ;
. The regular monthly meeting of ,
?jPlie Brevard P. T. A. will be held in
' (he Grammar school building Monday
afternoon, Feb. 16, at 3 o'clock.
A Founders Pay program will be
presented and a collecton will be i
taken. One-half of this birthday gift
is to be retained by the state; one-half ,
to be sent to National Treasurer to
be used for extension work.
I A large attendance is urged. Miss j
Lyda's fourth grade won the book
for having the largest percentage of
parents present at the January meet- j
Program to be rendered follows: j
Devotional Exercise ? Prof. Hinton
Song ? "My Tribute" ? All.
Pageant--"The Child Four Square"
School children directed by Misses
Aiken and Call.
"Ideals and Purposes of P. T. A."
? Mrs. H. L. Wilson.
"The P. T. A. Creed" ? Assembly.
"Pertinent Points about P. T. A.
Work" ? Mrs. Randall Everett.
"Do's of P. T. A." ? Miss Sarah
"Don'ts of P. T. A."? Mrs. J. B.
Since last week's issue of The
News, Mrs. Henry Carrier and Mrs.
P. N. Simons names, have been added
to the list of those providing lunches
for school children. Also a nice sup
ply of miUc from Mrs. Carl Talley of
Penrose, is sent in each day.
Report of the bank examiners and
their auditors as to the condition of
the Brevard Banking company is ex
pected to reach Brevard Saturday or
Monday. The report has been in Ral
eigh for the past two weeks, being
checked by the officials there. Upon
its receipt here, the community will
know whether it is possible to go
ahead with plans for re-opening the
institution. Everything is in reodi
ness to push these plan: to completion
in event the condition of the bank is
such a s to warrant its resumption of
Mr. W. W. Woodley, Jr., liquidating
agent of the bank, will receive the
report, and file a copy with the clerk
of the court, according to the regular
procedure in such matters. Many cit
izens are anxiously awaiting this re
port, recognizing the fact that the
immediate future of the community
largely depends upon the facts that
will be disclosed in this report. It is
hoped that the report will be such as
to show the bank to be solvent, to
the end that little difficulty will be
experienced in re-opening the institu
COTTON MILL WORK
Much hard work is being done on
completing the plans for starting the
:otton mill. The committee in charge
sf this important work is doing yeo
manry service for the community, and
t is expected that final arrangements
,vill be made next Saturday, when
Mr. B. E. Geer is expected in Bre
vard, and a date announced when ac
:ual operations will begin.
It has long been realized that re
iumption of operations of this indus
:ry is one of the most important
:hings that could be done for the
.'ommunity, hence the splendid work
>f those who were charged with com
peting the arrangements. Citizens
nterested in Brevard and her people
ire urged to be in town next Satur
iay, so concerted action may be taken
'or adoption of such plans as will as
;ure the re-opening of the mill.
REV. W~H. HARTSELL
GOING TO DURHAM
News has been received in Brevard ?!
hat Rev. Wallace Hartsell, formerly]]
>astor of the Brevard Baptist church, ij
s to accept a call extended to him!j
rom Durham, and will soon take up (
vork at that place. Rev. Mr. Hart- ,
iell was once pastor of the Durham1,
hurch, some ten years ago, and the j
'act that he is being called back is I
evidence of the high regard in which , ,
ic is held in that big city.
Mr. Hartsell has been in Kings1,
Mountain since leaving Brevard, 'J
vhere reports from his work showed ,
excellent results. He has a host of '
'riends in Brevard and Transylvania .
?ountyj who are always interested in!<
everything that is connected with his
H. C. Pendleton
H. C. Pendleton, beloved 89-years- -
)ld Atlanta citizen, died last Friday
'rom a sudden attack of pneumonia,
wording to a message received by
lis son in Brevard, the Rev. Eugene
8. Pendleton. The aged man had '
ong been known for his strength and
?heerful disposition, and was a source '
>f great joy to family and friends. ;
He had lived in Georgia for the past i
sixty years, having often been sig- '
lally honored by his adopted state.
The deceased was born in King and '
3ueen county, Virginia, was in the
Confederate Army throughout the!
Four-years' conflict, and was wounded j
while serving with Lee at Peters
burg, this being the only serious in-)
juries received in the war.
ROSMAN HONOR ROLL GIVEN j
FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL]
Prof. A. K. Moore, principal of the
Rosman Elementary school, announc
es the following students of his
school who attained the honor roll
Seventh Grade ? Ella Mae Collins,
Thelma Galloway, Beatrice Woodard. ]
Fourth Grade ? Lucile Galloway,!
Ruby Glazener, Inez Pangle, Geneva '
Petit, Dovie White, Margaret White.
Third Grade ? Effie Galloway, Eva I
Israel, Miriam Stewart, Frank Whit- j
mire, D. H. Winchester, Jr.
Second Grade ? Ruth Lewis, Ellen j
Morgan, Mariah Stewart, Gladys i
SERVICES NEXT SUNDAY AT
DAVIDSON RIVER CHURCH
Rev. R. L. Alexander will preach
at a congregational meeting to be
held at Davidson River Presbyterian
church next Sunday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock. All members urged to
Attend, and visitors given cordial in
Mr. and Mrs. Streeter Fisher an
nounce the birth of daughter on Fri
day, Feb. 6.
"3 vo v
Born, to T^. a.\u ?irs. joe Poole,
on February 10, a son.
Governor Gardner's Highway Plan Should
Be Adopted, and Stikeleather Should Be
Retained on State Highway Commission.
The Brevard News is convinced that the plan outlined
by Governor Gardner, in which it is proposed that the state
take charge of all public roads, doing away with local road
boards and county control of road work, is the very best
thing that could be adopted by the state. We hope the
legislature will adopt this plan.
We also believe that James G. Stikeleather, present
member of the State Highway Commission, should be j
named on the new commission to have charge of this road
j work. Mr. Stikeleather knows the road situation in West
i ern North Carolina, and is intensely interested in the whole I
| section. He is capable, fair, sincere, honest and honorable,
j and could, we believe, render more real service to the
whole Western section than any other man in the state. |
Activities of the Legislature Reach J
Boiling Point In Statewide Interest
Brevard News Bureau
Raleigh, Feb. 11
Representative Henry's bill, de
creasing the number of county com
missioners of Transylvania county
from five to three, passed its third ;
reading in the Senate last Thursday
and was enrolled. It had already
passed the House. The bill will be
come the law when it is ratified and
signed by Speaker Willis Smith, of
the House, and President R. T. Foun- '
tain, of the Senate.
Whether to enlarge or abolish the j
State Highway Patrol is being j
threshed out by the Roads committees
of House and Senate, following a
public hearing Wednesday. A bill to
abolish the patrol has been intro
duced, while another, with provision
for a $1 drivers license and a $5
chauffeurs license to support it,
would increase the number to 150 or j
200. Indications are that the patrol ,
will be continued, and probably in
creased, but probably not more than j
to 75 or 100 members at most.
Brevard News Bureau
Raleigh, Feb, 11
Although the normal session time
is about half gone, not more than 35
or 40 bills, practically all of them
local, have completed their ? course ?
and been ratified. Bills introduced in
the Senate exceed 160, while in the i
House the number of above 360. Com- ,
mittees are hard at work, however,
and floor debates are expected to ;
reach full swing this week. Appropri :
itions commttees have heard all de
partments, institutions and agencies ;
seeking more money on which to op
:rate, while Finance committees have
had protests from many groups seek
ing to have reduced tax rates sug
gested in the Revenue bill. It is the ?
usual conflict of those wanting more
money and those wanting to pay less.
Four of Governor Gardner's meas
ures have reached the hopper. The
state purchasing agent bill introduced '
Monday night provides for a commis- 1
sion, of one from the educational and ,
sne from the charitable, correctional
and penal institutions, an engineer of
the Highway department and a direc- ,
tor of purchase and contract, as1
chairman, who shall purchase all ma
terials, supplies, equipment and ser
vices of all state departments, insti
tutions and agencies on a competitive
upen bid basis. Another bill creates
the office of Commissioner of Bank
ing as a separate department, taking
that function from the Corporation i
Commisson. Another e.stablshes a
Commission of Personnel and a direc
tor, enlarging the duties of the pres
ent Salary and Wage Commission,
making it more of a civil service, and
extending it to the counties, cities
and towns. Another bill introduced
would create a commission composed |
of two senators and three representa
tives. Previously the Gardner bill,
calling for a Constitutional Conven
tion in 1933 to adopt a new constitu
tion, had been introduced.
Another sales tax bill, gross sales >
tax, aimed largely at the chain stores,
graduating the tax from $15 on an- ,
nual sales of $20,000 or less to $300 |
on sales up to $300,000, above which
an additional one per cent license tax |
would be imposed, has joined the
nearly a dozen sales tax bills now
with the Finance committee. They
will await consideration until disposi
tion has been made of the Budget
Two bills involving changes in the
Constitution have been introduced.
One would provide for electing sher
iffs and coroners for four years, in
stead of for two years, and electing a
constable for each township every
two years. The other would change
the Constitution so no county would
have more than one Senator in the
General Assembly. This would de
prive Guilford and Mecklenburg of an
additional Senator each, on the basis
of the recent census.
Other bills of general interest in
troduced last week follow
To establish the 55-hour week as a .
maximum for labor and prohibit em- j
ployment of women and children at
night; to prevent employment of chil
dren under 1G in dangerous places: |
to fix the state of paupers coming in- j
to this state, requiring three-year res- ?
idence before they may become
charges of the state, unless they wer>- 1
self-supporting when they came ; to
make it a misdemeanor for mothers !
to abandon children under 16 years ?
of age, whether legitimate or illegiti-j1
Workmen' 8 Compensation Act j
Abolish the present act and enact a ?
new law, eliminating the state, coun-'j
titfc, cities and towns from its provis- j
ions, as well as private establish- j
ments employing not more than 25 ! j
persons, if employers and employers j
agree; allow an injured person to t.- ^
lect his own physician.
Other Bills j
Dther bills of general interest fol- i
low | ,
To provide for licensing and in
specting by the State Board of
Health of summer or recreational;,
camps. . I*
Require incorporated cities and ?
towns to publish annual statements I
of receipts and disbursements. jj
Repeal the absentee ballot law ; j j
abolish the state-wide primary. i.
Exempt foreclosure' suits from pro- 'J
cess tax provision in Revenue Act. j
JWlow county commissioners tr t
abolish county treasurer and proviuc j
methods of handling county funds. '
Grant absolute divorce after three
year of separation, when there are >
Provide uniform weights and meas- 1
ures and require certification of em
ployes in weights and measures di
Investigate the Division of Markets !
as to the sale of poultry. j
Provide a state-wide schedule of : ,
fees and salaries to be collected by J
clerks of Superior Court.
Provide for a tax on foreign and .
domestic corporations, by which it is ]
estimated that a million dollars more J
will be collected from foreign corpor
Complete the triangulation and
level network of the state through the I
U. S. Coast and Geodatic Survey.
Mrs. W. A. Whitmire (
Funeral services for Mrs. W. A. *
Whitmire, aged 84, who died Sunday
morning at the home of her son, were J
held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at *
the Bit. Moriah Calvert church, of 1
which church she was a faithful *
member. Services were conducted by (
Rev. Paul Hartsell and Rev. C. K. j
Mrs. Whitmire was before her mar- 1
riage to Mr. Whitmire, Miss Temper- j
ance McVay of Polk County. The de- .
ceased is survived by the following .
children: J. P. Whitmire of Pickens,
S. C., R. F. of Calvert; J. N. and G. J
W. of Brevard, nineteen grandchil
dren and Qne one j^reat grandchild,
who remain to mourn her loss. ^
Kilpatrick & Son had charge of the <
INCOME TAX MEN TO BE i
HERE OX FEBRUARY 24 (<
Represenatives of the United States j
collector of internal revenue will be j
in Brevard on February 24, to assist :
tax payers in making out their an- (
nual returns for income taxes. These .
men will be at the Waltermire Hotel.
JUNIORS BUSY WITH ACTIVE j
PROGRAM FOR THE YEAR 'SI I
Unusually large attendances are be- j
ing recorded each Thursday evening;
at the Junior Order lodge meetings, j
The degree team practices each Tues- ' ,
day evening, and this team is adding <
much interest 'to the meetings of the ,
lodge because oitinr' excellent work
done in initiating new members.
ONE DOLLAR A BUSHEL
ON YOUR SUBSCRIPTION
.We will pay one dollar per bushel for corn, when paid
on your subscription to The Brevard News. We also
will accept chickens, eggs, butter, beans, potatoes, or
any other produce, and allow market prices, when
brought to us on subscription to The Brevard News.
DRAWS BIG CROWD
With a large number of interested '
farmers attending, the meeting held [
in the Rosman school building Tues-|
day flight for the purpose -of studying!
pota.j growing proved to be one of
the most interesting gatherings of its '
kind ever held. Prof. J. F. Corbin,
teacher of vocational agriculture in
the Rosman schools, planned th^ ,
meeting and presided at the session. ,
The Durposp of the meetings is t?
bring abut a great increase in the j
acreage yield of Irish potatoes in
Transylvania county. The goal is to
reach the productive point of 400
bushels to the acre. Reports were
made by the farmers Tuesday night
who have already been garnering as
high as 280 bushels of potatoes to cho
Another meeting is to be held ne>
Tucsda.v evening, and all interested
farmers are urged to attend and take*
part in these meetings. It is clearly
shown that this increased yield can '
be realized, and all efforts are to be '
made to reach the 400 bushel goal. \
BOYLSTON ROAD IS I
TOWN'S NEXT GOAL
T ransylvania county has its finest , 1
opportunity just now to have tlv '
Boylston road paved to the Hender- '
son county line, on account of wh;
is ?-aid to be the government's desire 1
to build trails from this road I'm :.' 1
nto and through the Pisgah National '
Forest. It is said by those who ar- '
n position to know, that the govern- '
nent is anxious for this paving '
je done, as the Boylston road skirts <
;he Pisgah National Forest from the >
Brevard entrance to the park almost:'
Plans are now being made for a 1
ioint meeting of Brevard men with J
Hendersonville Chamber of Com- 1
nerce, or the Hendersonville Mer- ,
rhants association, when an effor; i
vill be made to enlist that town's j
support in having this road work j
lone. It has been charged that Hen
lersonville has opposed the complc- '
tion of this road work by the state. r
Hany citizens here do not believe that ?
rlenderson county citizens would take *
iuch position, hence the determina- |
ion to have a joint meeting with the *
:itizens of the sister county, and J
hresh the matter out. 1
SHOTS FIRED INf 0
LUKE OSTEEN'S CAR
Word has been receivtd in Brevard 1
if a narrow escape from death or t
erious injury experienced by J. L. d
)steen, Brevard man, pow living in t
Jreensboro. Mr. Osteen is head of j
he prohibition enforcement unit in ]
he central district, and had led hi? I
orces in the capture of many viol'at- I
>rs of the prohibition law in Stokes T
ind Wilkes counties. He was on his ?
?eturn trip to Greensboro when occu
)ants of another car sideswiped Os- t
een's automobile, and then fired upon s
he officers with sawed-off shotgun-. ,
The following is taken from The i
Sreensboro News, and tells of the at- ?
empt made upon the life of Mr. Os- '
It was heard here that returning tc *
Jreensboro Friday night, near Col- *
'ax, Deputy Administrator Osto?" 1
^.gent Trexler and another in the ?
'ast government car, narrowly escap- c
id death at the hands of a driver of *
i small roadster, who was believed to f
lave been John Mclver, escape. I 1
nurderer, accompanied by a convict J
ial. It was stated that the govern- *
nent car was sideswiped when it at
empted to pass the roadster, then as f
;he small car sped on away one of its ,
jeeupants opened fire at point-blank
?a nee with a sawed-off shotgun. J
The windshield of the government
lar, being of shatterproof glass, for- 1
;unately was some protection, but
small particles bursted off by the
scatter gun cut and severely wounded
Mr. Osteen in the face, also hurting
:he third occupant of the officers' i
;ar. Mr. Trexler escaped unscathed, i
After the shooting Mr. Osteen and j
bis men kept on in hot pudsuit of the <
fleeing roadster, but skidded by a i
roadside up which the roadster had i
ifone. Time lost in backing up prob- ^
ably lost them their quarry, it was ]
stated for the bold violators succeeded <
in making their escape in the dark- 1
J. W. BURNS' MOVES F AMI LY \
TO SOUTH CAROLINA FARM j
? ? ? i
Prof. J. W. Burns, of Pisgah For- |
ast, has moved with his family to 'j
Troy, South Carolina, where he will i
enter the farming business. Prof. ,j
Burns has been very prominent in the H
musical life of the county for some- i
time, having been leader of the Pis- '
gah Forest Singing class.
H ENDERSONV ILLE MEN TO
ATTEND KIWANIS MEETING
Several members of the Henderson- j
ville Kiwanis club are expected to
meet with the Brevard club this week,
and the local organization has
changed the meeting date for this
week to Friday instead Thursday, so
the Hfndersonville men might be here.
.i ,yili li ? ' M>~
\\. il Harris, on West Main street,
at 12 o'clock.
WASTE IS SHOWN
IN HIGHWAY WORK :
? . ?*
Reasons Advanced for Adop
tion of Governor Gard
ner's Road Program
Raleigh, Feb. 11. ? The opponents
of Governor Gardner's road bill are
last ditch fighters. This bill inter
feres with many plans and existipg
arrangements. It affects many "pre- ?
rogatives" and might upset many -
road machinery and bridge relation
ships. The counties and road dis
tricts last year spent $1,375,000 on ?
equipment expense and used '$908,000
in one year for gasoline, oil and
grease. It cost the counties an aver
age of $515.00 for each prisoner on
the county chain gangs, while the '
state supported, in 26 camp- of the
state, prisoners under uniform super- -
vision and balanced food at a cost of
$279.00 per prisoner. Tne governor's
bill takes county prisoners and chain
gangs off the taxpayers of the county
and relieves the county of the burden ?
of maintenance and support. In ono
township in North Carolina last year,
out of a total tax levy of $2,400,
$1,400 was paid in salaries, per diem '
and overhead, leaving considerably
less than one half of the lew avail
able for actual working and improv
ing the roads. It is clear the county
road authorities did not know, to any
degree of accuracy, the number of
miles of county roads in North Caro
lina, for the reason that in 1928 they
reported 66,000 miles, when as a mai
mer of fact the road actually sur
veyed and mapped totaled only 44,090
niles, and the map showing the ac
tual mileage and its location was .
iigned by the road engineer. ?uperin- ?
indent, or other officials in every
:ounty of the state, except two, as
jeing substantially correct, both as to .
nileage and location.
IN NEW PRISONERS
Federal officers are continuing ?
heir activities in this county, and
nore than a score of alleged violators ;
if the prohibition law have been given
learings during the past few days
ind bound over to the May term of
?"ederal court. Deputy Marshall W.
?*. Swann, Prohibition Officer W. W.
)wen, and others are engaged in the
i'ork of rounding up the alleged viol- -
The following is the list tried and *
iound over during the latter part of
sst week and the first days of this :
Mrs. Cole Pangle, Jud Plot! alias *
''atty Plott, Alonzo Galloway, Ben .
Thomas, Erwin Phillips, Burt Mat
hews, Ulyses Cantrell, Hilton An
Irews alias Hootch Andrews, Hous- :
on Pressley, Elisha Gravely. Roy
Ulison, Mrs. Minnie Allison, Grady
tell, Spurgeon McCall, Burt Morgan,
larvey Morgan, Glenn Galloway (of
frozen Creek), John Chapman, Ed
rin Chapman, Clifford Fisher. Geo. ;
Jtancille, Vess McGaha.
Preliminary hearings were held in .
he court of United States Comrois
ioner A. E. Hampton.
Mrs. Harley Miller
Mrs. Harley Miller, aged 25, died
February 5 at Pisgah Forest, after
laving been ill for many months,
?"uneral services were held Saturday,
md burial was made at Bent Creek
emetery in Buncombe county. Rev.
!]arl Blythe conducted the rites. The
leceased had many friends here and
n Buncombe county, and was a
laughter of Harrison Rhodes, well
mown citizen of this county..
Kilpatrick & Son had charge of the
BOY SCOUTS IS HELD
Basing his remarks on Tennyson's
mmortal lines: "Be loyal to the royal
n thyself,'' Rev. R. L. Alexander,
3astor of the Brevard Presbyterian
:hurch, delivered a wonderful sermon
it the Methodist church Sunday eve
ling. The service was in commem
>ration of the 21st anniversary of the
Boy Scout movement which is being
>bserved this week throughout the
Rev. Mr. Alexander gave praise to
f. A. Miller, scoutmaster of the Bre
rard troop, declaring that the seivice
rendered by "Capt. Fred," as he is
iffectionately known to the local
3cout troop, could not be enumerated
in dollars and cents. His, the speaker
said, was a labor of love, time taken
From his business; money expended,
enumerable duties that go to make up
i real scoutmaster.
Taking as his scripture basis, Paul's
second letter to Timothy. The able
speaker who is assistant scoutmaster
Df the local troop, declared that he be
lieved Paul to have been one of the
very first scoutmasters and Timothy
his first trooper, forerunners of the
great movement that means so much
in tfys character building of the
young manyhood of today. He liken
ed the recommendations of Paul to *
Timothy as the rules of the present
day Scout standards. The service
c'osed with the uniformed troop '
standing and repeating the Stf^ot